Another year begins at Good Fortune Farm Refuge. We’ve lost some of wonderful farm residents this year to age and illness, but we’ve also gained a few pups and kitties. The loss is always hard, but it gives us a lot of pleasure to be able to help other animals.
Celebrity prison dog, LeRoy Siegelman, was rescued from Oakdale Federal Prison in Louisiana by Gov. Don Siegelman and the other inmates, who had adopted the Casanova dog. Pets are not allowed in Oakdale, and LeRoy wandered in and out, visiting his prison friends and then roaming the town of Oakdale. He was a well-known character on the roads and by-ways.
When Don learned that the prison was going to catch LeRoy and several other animals that had taken up residence there and remove them, Don called on his loyal assistant Barbara Tarburton to help. Barbara flew down from Minnesota and picked LeRoy up and drove him through horrific flooding here to Good Fortune Farm Refuge.
And now LeRoy is in the middle of heart worm treatment, and the prognosis is good. He has also been neutered so his wandering ways are fading into memory. He’s a delightful dog who loves everyone he meets. The men at Oakdale did a great job teaching him to like people and to trust. LeRoy checks in regularly with his prison friends.
GFFR didn’t apply for any grants last year, but we’re hoping for some help with spay and neuter money this year. Keep fingers crossed we get funded, so we can help others. We’ve had several Banfield Charity basic vet care grants and in the past years, we’ve been able to help quite a few people.
We are a 501c3 non-profit, and every penny donated goes to the animals. Dee Hearndon, President, Aleta Boudreaux, secretary/treasurer, Stephanie Ryan, vice-president, and Carolyn Haines all work for free—because we love helping animals and people.
IF you’d like to make a donation, you can do so by sending a check to GFFR at 2486 Ellen Dr., Semmes 36575 or via our paypal account. We also sell a few books and t-shirts as part of a fundraiser at www.carolynhaines.com